We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: using a CPAP machine is the best sleep apnea treatment. There are a wide range of benefits to using a CPAP machine, but most people use it to help them sleep soundly at night without being woken up by their sleep apnea.
CPAP machines have been proven to help obstructive sleep apnea by increasing the air pressure in the throat, thus preventing the airway from collapsing. However, as much as you may love your magical sleep apnea treatment, there is one question that most CPAP machine users ask: how do I travel with it? Here are some tips for traveling with your CPAP machine.
Most airlines not only allow CPAP machines, but they also allow for in-flight use- so long as they have appropriate notice. Be sure to call your airline a few days before your flight to inform them that you will be bringing your machine and to ask if you could sit next to any power outlets on the plane if you will need to use it during the flight.
When packing your CPAP machine to take on a flight, be sure to pack everything in the same place. If you pack the machine separately from your CPAP masks, it can be a hassle to find everything when it comes time to use your machine. It’s best to pack everything in the original case.
You know that your CPAP machine is a medical device for sleep apnea treatment, but airport security might not. For that reason, bring all proper documentation with you if anyone asks to see it.
Don’t let your obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy or restless syndrome keep you from traveling and living your best life. Whether you’re planning a short trip to visit family or an overseas adventure, you can bring your sleep apnea treatment with you- if you’re prepared. Follow these easy tips to ensure that you can travel with your CPAP machine hassle free- CPAP masks and all.